“They Make It Seem Like There Can Only Be One”: Remy Ma On Why Today’s Female MCs Can’t Seem To Get Along
With Lil Kim coming out of maternity leave to drop a “Flawless Remix” remix and her new song, “Identity Theft,” both aimed at former arch nemesis Nicki Minaj, Nicki’s perceived issues with Iggy Azalea, and Azealia Banks’ issues with damn near everybody, it’s clear that the sisterhood in hip-hop is not as strong as it could be. Talented folks who could actually put out some great music together have instead resorted to taking subliminal shots in interviews or they just get froggy on social media and on wax. One person who can explain what all the animosity is about between women in hip-hop is Remy Ma. In a new interview with Hot 97, the newly released rapper said that people let other individuals get into their ear and make them think that there can only be one diva on top of the rap game.
“What I think happens with females in this game, they tend to allow other people to pit us against each other. I’ve said this before. They make it seem like there can only be one female. It can be a thousand guys that’s putting out music and rapping and doing what they do, but when it comes to females in this hip-hop business, they make it seem like it can only be one, and if there’s more than one then, ‘Alright, y’all better be at each other’s throats every chance that you get.’ And anytime you say one of those things, they be like, ‘Oh yeah! She has to be talking about this person when she said that!’ And I just feel like it got really crazy. I wouldn’t tolerate it, me personally. But some people are easily led astray. If you have enough people like, ‘She’s coming at you! She’s getting at you! You gotta say something!’ Or, ‘You tryna get on, ma! You gotta diss her to get on ’cause she’s who’s winning right now.’ Like, that’s not what it’s about. I’m around all day. I don’t have to go at somebody else for Rem to do her.”
Remy (aka, Reminisce Smith) has already said that she would love to do a track with Nicki Minaj and Iggy Azalea, and if possible, all three women all on one song doing their thing. But do you see that happening anytime soon?